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Distraction Device® Instructor Program
Our distraction device instructor program

This instructor-level training course provides the student detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Diversionary or Distraction Devices. The 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all Distraction Devices. The student will acquire specific information in Defense Technology® distraction device products, including reloadable & non-reloadable hand-deployed munitions, command initiated products, fuel air munitions, and less lethal grenades and be prepared with the skills to return to their agency and provide in-service training.

Upcoming Courses

Course DateLocationPrice
03/28/2014 - 03/28/2014 Blountville, TNFull
04/04/2014 - 04/04/2014 Dothan, ALCancelled
04/05/2014 - 04/05/2014 Palm Springs, CA350.00
04/10/2014 - 04/10/2014 Madras, OR350.00
04/11/2014 - 04/11/2014 Bowling Green, KY350.00
04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014 Greeley, CO350.00
04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014 Spokane Valley, WAFull
04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014 Billings, MT350.00
05/09/2014 - 05/09/2014 Salt Lake City, UT350.00
05/09/2014 - 05/09/2014 Bolingbrook, ILFull
05/09/2014 - 05/09/2014 GOTHENBURG, NE350.00
05/09/2014 - 05/09/2014 Jacksonville, AR350.00
05/16/2014 - 05/16/2014 Alamosa, CO350.00
05/23/2014 - 05/23/2014 Selma, AL350.00
05/23/2014 - 05/23/2014 Edina, MN350.00
05/23/2014 - 05/23/2014 Brownsville, TX350.00
06/06/2014 - 06/06/2014 Mahwah, NJ350.00
06/06/2014 - 06/06/2014 Wichita , KS350.00
06/13/2014 - 06/13/2014 Ft. Pierce, FL350.00
06/13/2014 - 06/13/2014 Moultrie, GA350.00
06/13/2014 - 06/13/2014 South Lake Tahoe, CAFull
06/20/2014 - 06/20/2014 Stevens Point, WI350.00
06/26/2014 - 06/26/2014 Lowell, MA270.00
07/18/2014 - 07/18/2014 Indianapolis, IN350.00
07/24/2014 - 07/24/2014 Jacksonville, FL350.00
08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014 Winchester, KY350.00
08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014 Winchester, VA350.00
08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014 St. Cloud , MN350.00
08/22/2014 - 08/22/2014 Westhampton, NY350.00
08/29/2014 - 08/29/2014 Riverside , CA350.00
08/29/2014 - 08/29/2014 West Chester, OH350.00
09/12/2014 - 09/12/2014 LaGrande, OR350.00
09/12/2014 - 09/12/2014 Warwick, RI350.00
09/26/2014 - 09/26/2014 Eau Claire, WI350.00
10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014 Commerce City, CO350.00
10/09/2014 - 10/09/2014 Toms River, NJ350.00
10/09/2014 - 10/09/2014 Odessa, TX350.00
10/10/2014 - 10/10/2014 Frederiksted St. Croix , VI350.00
10/10/2014 - 10/10/2014 Kent, OH350.00
10/30/2014 - 10/30/2014 Temple, TX350.00
11/07/2014 - 11/07/2014 Woodburn, OR350.00
12/05/2014 - 12/05/2014 Clinton Twp, MI350.00
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Course Overview

This class focuses on the planning and tactical deployment of Distraction Devices. It is separated into two sections, with a half-day of lecture-based studies, followed by a half day of deployment testing and evaluation in the field. Unlike many classes on this topic, the information provided is direct from the manufacturer of the products used. This information includes nomenclature of modern distraction/diversionary devices, decibel ratings, tactical considerations, psychological/physiological effects, handling/storage/render safe procedures and criminal and civil liabilities, policies and procedures with a focus on preparing the student to return to their agency and provide in-service training and documentation. Throughout the class, students will participate in discussions with instructors who are nationally recognized for their experience in real world deployments of distraction devices. Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the final exam, the student may provide in-service training to their agency in specific areas for 36 calendar months from the testing date.

Students will receive a CD containing the PowerPoint program used in each course. These CDs contain material and video to be utilized by the student when for training in their own departments. Safariland Training Group will supply all munitions required for the class.

Fit for Duty: This course involves physical exercises. Students are required to actively participate in these exercises as part of their successful completion requirements. Students should be physically prepared for these classes in order to ensure successful completion of the courses. Some of these courses involve exposure to chemical agents as well as the physical exercises. Students with physical conditions that may impair their ability to participate are responsible for contacting their physician for medical clearance prior to enrollment. Conditions requiring such consultation include but are not limited to high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, to include bronchitis and asthma, or allergies. Safariland, LLC will not assume responsibility for any students who do not seek medical consultation prior to course participation. Any student who is unable to participate in the exercises cannot receive a certificate of completion. It is incumbent upon the student to ensure they are physically capable of meeting the requirements of the courses.


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